15 Essential Spirits Under $50 to Stock Your Home Bar

Categories: Hooch

Bitters are relatively cheap per bottle, so it's best to buy a few kinds to try out.

What You Need It For: Almost any drink can benefit from a drop of bitters so you should probably buy a couple of different bottles.
Which Brand to Buy: Peychaud's, Angostura (This gets complicated because bitters are really variable, bringing out different tasting elements depending on the style you use.)
How Much It Costs: $6, $8

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Get depth from your drinks by adding sweet vermouth.

Sweet Vermouth
What You Need It For: The Derby, Americano, Rob Roy
Which Brand to Buy: Carpano Antica
How Much It Costs: $33


Dry Vermouth
What You Need It For: Martini, Gibson, Yale
Which Brand to Buy: Dolin Vermouth
How Much It Costs: $15

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Evelyn Garcia
Evelyn Garcia

Victor Quezada do you have these in your collection?


Not for nothing, but you really only have 8 "Spirits" listed. I suggest amending the title to read 15 Essentials Under $50 to Stock Your Home Bar..

Andrew Chapin
Andrew Chapin

If you want it, bring it. Then leave the rest for my next party.

Traci Phelps
Traci Phelps

I watched a 20/20 episode a few years ago with "vodka snobs" on it. They couldn't taste the difference between Grey Goose and Schmirnoff. Paying for the name, people.

Shelley Rayford
Shelley Rayford

With the exception of Gin and Rum, you don't need any of those items. Where is the Grey Goose, Cabo Wabo or Patron? I always make my Mai Tai's without orange liquor and they are amazing.

Tony Baroni
Tony Baroni

I've worked in many bars, and half the stuff listed is barely used in busy bars.

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